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New Innovation Secures Oil Supplies

  • Oil prices heavily affect GDP growth. Therefore, it has become more critical than ever for oil producers to improve their efficiency in terms of long-term crude price stabilization. However, globally, 70% of reservoirs run into production difficulties because of issues with solids.

  • Traditionally, operators require dedicated employees to walk around a plant to operate equipment manually. When solids cause well blockages and, ultimately, production shutdowns, re-completion is required, which is costly and emission-intensive.

  • FourPhase provides an innovative data-driven solids separation system with over 60 hard sensors to automate solids removal in real time. Moxa enables reliable communication in these harsh environments with the equipment placed directly downstream from the wellhead, onshore or offshore.

  • With real-time data-driven analysis, FourPhase and Moxa help transform oil and gas production and secure oil supplies

 

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Summary

Challenges

  • Traditionally, operators require dedicated employees to walk around a plant to operate the equipment manually. 

  • Without simultaneous monitoring and operation support, operators must apply re-completion or coiled tubing (CT) cleanout to resume production when solids have caused well blockages and, ultimately, production shutdowns. These approaches are costly and emission-intensive, with high levels of CO2.

Solutions

  • FourPhase incorporated real-time data to automate solids removal. It developed a "Brain Box." to manage communications between equipment and connect all equipment units.

  • Moxa provided reliable communication for data transmissions with Moxa’s EDS 200/300 series of Ethernet switches with fiber connectors and AWK Wi-Fi access points.

  • Rugged industrial design for harsh environments and a complete series of connecting products with ATEX Zone 2 certificates.

Results

  • FourPhase has run over 100,000 operational hours. Each system has around three Moxa devices to power up to 2,000,000 hours of operations together with no downtime. 

  • In contrast with the traditional reactive solution, FourPhase, by accumulating data and insights, is forging the advancement of prescriptive maintenance strategies in the management of solids.

  • With real-time data-driven analysis, FourPhase and Moxa help transform oil and gas production and secure oil supplies.

About FourPhase

Industry
Oil and Gas
Headquarters
Bergen, Norway

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